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Saturday, May 18, 2013
High Blood Sugar Levels
If my blood sugar levels are staying high should I increase or decrease my dosage of insulin?
When a person with any health problem for which they are on a medication which is as powerful as insulin is not sure how to answer a question like this, it is important that the health care professsionals involved in their care understand that they have such a question and that they need to have this better explained. That may be your own doctor, or nurse or pharmacist or diabetes educator. While I could easily answer your question directly, it would not assist you in learning the larger lesson which is how to have a safe and reliable process for resolving questions like this with somebody who can assure that you fully understand. I believe I am doing you a greater service to direct you to those people to answer this for you.
Robert M Cohen, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati